welcome! Set some goals - simple easily achieveable goals. We all want to lose all our excess weight and we want to lose it quickly but we get discouraged when it takes longer than we hoped. If you set smaller goals you will be encouraged when you achieve them and you can more to another small goal you can attain and eventually get to your overall goals. You've already been given the advice to track your nutrition and exercise - excellent advice. You'd be amazed how off you can be when you guestimate. Good luck. There are many forums - look into others and read some of the articles and watch some of the videos.
Lin from Peterborough, ON., Canada
10 STEPS TO SELF-CARE - If it feels wrong, don't do it; Say "exactly" what you mean; Don't be a people pleaser; Trust your instincts; Never speak bad about yourself; Never give up on your dreams; Don't be afraid to say "No"; Don't be afraid to say "Yes"; Be kind to yourself; Let go of what you can't control; Stay away from drama and negativity as much as possible. (unknown)
Lost 48 lbs. in 2012 & 13 but gained 30 back!
Pounds lost: 0.0
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Welcome. Try to start out slowly and work up to your full blown plan. That will save you from becoming overwhelmed and giving up.
The secret of change is to focus all of your energy not on fighting the old, but on building the new.--Socrates ~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~ *~*~*~*~*~*~ The only person you need to be better than is the person you were yesterday.
Pounds lost: 2.0
Fitness Minutes: (10) Posts: 7 3/31/14 7:38 P
Hi. Im new here and I would like to find help with losing weight. Im a 40 year old single mom of 3 boys. Two of them are grown and one is married with a daughter. I want to feel better, look better and live healthier. Thanks for the help.
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